Still. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982).
July 10, 2015

Superconversation 48: Jason Adams responds to Keti Chukhrov, “Why Preserve the Name ‘Human’?”

Day 48: Jason Adams responds to Keti Chukhrov, “Why Preserve the Name ‘Human’?”

“. . . while Kant and Hegel are narrated as embracing the “inhumanness within humanness”, ACC/SR/OOO is said to posit alienation as something that must be endured beyond the human entirely, since the human is incapable of encountering the alien from within the human, as remains possible in Kant and Hegel. . .Such a claim seems a strange one . . . Does Chukhrov mean to say, rather, that for ACC/SR/OOO, the noumenal is inaccessible to the phenomenal subject, which must rely instead, upon reason, mathematics, carbon-dating, and other abstractions? . . . The fact that Reza Negerastani’s concept of the “inhuman”, for instance, supports neither Chukhrov’s rhetorical choice nor the distinction it is attached to, would seem to deepen the stakes of answering these queries properly.”

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